Empty Nesters: It’s Time to Fly!

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Seeing your child off to college for the first time can bring mixed emotions. On one hand, you have the empty bedroom down the hall, which perhaps feels emptier than ever. On the other hand, you—like more and more parents of college kids—might begin to discover the positive changes that having a so-called “empty nest” […]

California Chicken Wrap

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Got lunch? This super-easy and healthy wrap is a great way to change up your brown-bagging routine.   Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes 3          tablespoons Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4          6-inch fajita size whole wheat flour tortillas 12        ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced […]

Protect Your Children From Cyberbullying

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(StatePoint) Most parents are familiar with traditional bullying that takes place at school and on the playground, but as life has gone digital, so has bullying. “Cyberbullying, bullying that occurs through technology like computers and mobile devices, is often harder to detect than traditional bullying. The bully isn’t immediately visible and may not even be […]

The Art of Saying No

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By Dr. Travis Bradberry John Gailbraith’s housekeeper was a whiz when it came to saying no. One day in 1965 the noted economist was taking a nap when President Lyndon Johnson called his home. “He’s taking a nap and has left strict orders not to be disturbed,” his housekeeper told the President. Johnson replied, “Well, […]

Four Ways to Avoid Middle School Meltdowns

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For many kids, middle school will be the most difficult school years of their entire lives. First, there’s the novelty of changing classes; along with that comes five or six different teachers, learning how to operate a locker, handling an in-flux schedule, and arriving to classes on time. Students are expected to handle more responsibility […]

Planning After School Activities For Your Kids

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(StatePoint) Fun and learning can extend beyond the classroom.  From music and the arts to organized sports, after-school activities can help kids stay active and make lifelong friends. Here are some great tips to keep kids active and engaged during the afternoon: Sign up early: Many programs fill up fast. Be sure to sign your […]

Kids Perform Better In School When Parents Get Involved

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(StatePoint) Children spend five times as much time outside the classroom as they do in school. With all this time away from teachers, it’s important for parents to support their children’s learning. In fact, children whose parents are involved with them in family literacy activities score 10 points higher on standardized reading tests, according to […]